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This is a very exciting stage, where you can finally see the Atlantic Ocean. During this day the path takes us through steep climbs until we reach the chapel of Santiaguiño de Mos. We assure you that it is worth the effort of the climb from O Porriño to Santiaguiño, as the stretch that follows to Redondela and Arcade, is dominated by a gentle descent that will give you spectacular views of the Vigo estuary.

After the impressive landscapes that the road offers us on the coast of the Rias Baixas, we will arrive at Arcade: capital of the oysters of Galicia, belonging to the municipality of Soutomaior.

Map

As we have mentioned in the description, we leave O Porriño and head towards Mos. To do so, we must follow the N-550 road that connects with Arcade and Redondela, so we recommend to take extreme precautions. After passing a few rural villages, we will reach the centre of Mos, where we can stop to rest and recover our strength to face the climb up to Santiaguiño.

During the ascent, we will alternate dirt tracks with asphalted stretches and we will cross small villages such as Cabaleiros, A Pereira or O Inxertado, which will show us a piece of the most rural Galicia. Once in Santiaguiño, we can take a break to rest and visit the church, which is closely linked to the Jacobean tradition and celebrates its pilgrimage on the day of the Apostle St. James.

As a promise is a promise, from here you will feel the effort rewarded when you get your first glimpse of the views of the estuary that will accompany you until the end of the stage.

Shortly after leaving the church of Santiaguiño, we find a Roman milestone that shows us the remaining distance to Redondela. We will walk downhill, passing through small villages such as Casal do Monte or O Souto, until we finally enter the
municipality of Redondela
. We will continue descending until we reach the centre of Redondela, crossing paths and tracks with perfect signposting.

Once in Redondela, we can make a short stop to visit some of its most representative monuments, such as its railway bridges and its modernist civil constructions. From here, we continue our way through flat stretches, which show that we are at sea level, with the panoramic view of the island of San Simón on our left.

Portuguese Way - Redondela

We hope that the walk has made you hungry because in Arcade the best seafood and fish dishes that exist in all the Portuguese way are waiting for you. And of course, the best oysters in Galicia.

To consider

If you have chosen to do the stage from Tui to Redondela, your itinerary joins again with the pilgrims who choose to divide the stage in O Porriño and Arcade from Pontevedra.

Places of interest

  • Santa María de Guizán Church – Mos
  • Manor House of the Marquises of Mos
  • Convent of Vilavella – Redondela
  • Tower House – Redondela
  • Jardines Alameda – Redondela
  • Pontesampaio Bridge – Arcade
  • Castle of Soutomaior

Typical dishes

  • Chocos of Redondela
  • Arcade Oysters
  • Albariño wine

Photos

Hostels

Pilgrims' Hospice of O Porriño

Address: Av. de Buenos Aires, s/n 36410 O Porriño

Phone: +34 986 335 428

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Pilgrims' hostel Santa Baia de Mos

Address: Camiño da Rua, 19, 36415,  A Rúa, Mos - Pontevedra

Phone: +34 986 348 001

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Pilgrims' hostel Santa Ana Veigadaña

Address: Rúa as Baloutas, 11, 36416, Pontevedra

Phone: +34 986 094 277

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Casa da Torre pilgrims' hostel

Address: Praza de Ribadavia, s/n 36800 Redondela

Phone: +34 986 404 196

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Towns

Arcade

Town: Soutomaior

Povince: Pontevedra

Population: 4.540

O Porriño

Town: O Porriño

Povince: Pontevedra

Population: 20.100